Stay Calm 2014-04-25

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Re: Stay Calm 2014-04-25

Post by Fairportfan » Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:33 am

Atsali: Mom - set one less place for dinner. And I made the salad.
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Re: Stay Calm 2014-04-25

Post by zachariah » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:03 am

KnightDelight wrote:Nature red in tooth and claw. And the full magnitude of the burden of this adoption becomes apparent to Katherine. Calling golem/Jaguar Girl/Sphinx/Bia would indeed be a good move right now, but can Kath do it fast enough (and one react and arrive quickly enough) to stop two fast moving paranormals? Probably not before they are already into each other. Castella is bound to get some pruning and Atsali will probably get a few deep thorn cuts before anyone poits in. One assumes both have paranormal healing powers so no lasting damage. Still, Kath may try to interfere, resulting in bad injuries which may stop the fight quickly and lead to a pack to never do it again. Surely there is already a plan in place for this eventuality.
I think the family is going to have to settle this themselves. I am pretty sure Kathy can handle them and he initial statement was an attempt to calm Sali down before she lost it. Kathy actually heals real fast after all. I suspect a bucket of cold water would work best on these two. Sali wouldn't be able to fly that well and Castella probably wouldn't be able to hold he shape that easily either. When Castella gets unwound she cannot move very well as we've seen.

I think we can be pretty sure the house is made of sturdy materials, or at least we can hope it is.
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Re: Stay Calm 2014-04-25

Post by DilyV » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:03 am

Houston, we have a problem...

Why do I get the feeling that we're going to find out another side of Kath? She's one of the more normal entities of Wapsi Square... beside the fact that she's a conglomeration of Ethetian infantile mind-sets, what are the chances that she has some strange, as yet to be discovered power? Kath is a fiercely protective mama bear... She'll step in between Atsali and Castela... trouble is... how will she survive it? The MiB knows what Atsali is and the known dangers. What method of controlling that have they given Kath?
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Re: Stay Calm 2014-04-25

Post by Dave » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:21 am

Atomic wrote:Hmmm -- this is not Wile E. Coyote vs Road Runner, it's Atsali Wolf Siren vs Tasmanian Vine Devil!
Between the talons, teeth, horns, and thorns, I have a feeling that the household's supply of Bandaids and gauze might be sadly depleted in the next little while.
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zachariah wrote:I suspect a bucket of cold water would work best on these two. Sali wouldn't be able to fly that well and Castella probably wouldn't be able to hold her shape that easily either.
Cold water could certainly startle them out of their tussle.

However... Castela might not really be affected (plants get rained on all the time without it affecting their shape very much) and she might even be strengthened by it.

As for Atsali... ever hear the phrase "madder than a wet hen"?

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Re: Stay Calm 2014-04-25

Post by jwhouk » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:27 am

This is Pablo we're talking about.

Kath could have something for just such an emergency, either given her by the Library or by MIB, that diffuses such a situation.

And in case you didn't notice, they returned home with a VORP, not a "Poit". Kath may have had a portal installed in her apartment.

Or she knows enough glyph language to "create" a portal...
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Re: Stay Calm 2014-04-25

Post by kingklash » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:13 pm

Maybe we will get to see Oscar save the day!

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Re: Stay Calm 2014-04-25

Post by NOTDilbert » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:42 pm

I still say beware of poison thorny bites....
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Re: Stay Calm 2014-04-25

Post by as363 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:59 pm

Well - we have 2 days now to see who comes up with the right answer - should be interesting to say the least. I gave up trying to second guess Mr.P. I know the total of my posts are small - but this is the second time around - due to a computer change a couple of years back - and other problems . Oh well - (Time for Dean Martins' song - What will be will be)

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Re: Stay Calm 2014-04-25

Post by Timotheus » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:25 pm

I am going to go out on a limb a limb and say we are going to see a display of "Mommy Voice (+6)".
Capable of freezing errant offspring in their tracks at 500 meters, reducing 300 kilo hulking brutes to blubbering babes, and stopping childish behavior in nano seconds.
I believe Katherine has already shown this ability as developing earlier with Atsali and it should be quite mature by now. And since both targets seem to display normal youthful attitudes beneath their paranormal exteriors they should be very susceptible to it.
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Re: Stay Calm 2014-04-25

Post by Dave » Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:05 pm

Timotheus wrote:I am going to go out on a limb a limb and say we are going to see a display of "Mommy Voice (+6)".
Capable of freezing errant offspring in their tracks at 500 meters, reducing 300 kilo hulking brutes to blubbering babes, and stopping childish behavior in nano seconds.
Mr. Cosby did a very good description of this amazing phenomenon - see here at just around the 2:00 point.

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Re: Stay Calm 2014-04-25

Post by Jabberwonky » Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:18 pm

I think Kath's voice bubble confirms that she's aware of the girls dark sides. It would be criminal to let her have them without telling her about such things. And I don't think that they would have let her have them without knowing she could handle it.
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Re: Stay Calm 2014-04-25

Post by davids4250 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:49 pm

I dunno. I don't really see much difference between Atsali and any teenage girl who just found out her little sister has been snooping in her diary. Seems to me they all react like that. Maybe without the wings, but the teeth and claws? Oh yeah!
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Re: Stay Calm 2014-04-25

Post by Catawampus » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:34 pm

Atsali has said that she isn't built for running. I wonder how well she's built for pummeling and rampaging, then?

And this form seems to be more human than her other less-than-entirely-human form; it looks as though she has normalish humanish legs still.
DilyV wrote:What method of controlling that have they given Kath?
So, you think that they've given her the key to police sirens?

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Re: Stay Calm 2014-04-25

Post by sheik » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:10 pm

Catawampus wrote:Atsali has said that she isn't built for running. I wonder how well she's built for pummeling and rampaging, then?

And this form seems to be more human than her other less-than-entirely-human form; it looks as though she has normalish humanish legs still.
DilyV wrote:What method of controlling that have they given Kath?
So, you think that they've given her the key to police sirens?
I think a good bullhorn would be sufficient.
If it really got bad something quieter would need to be used...jacking a shell into a pump shotgun.

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Re: Stay Calm 2014-04-25

Post by Fairportfan » Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:18 pm

Catawampus wrote:Atsali has said that she isn't built for running. I wonder how well she's built for pummeling and rampaging, then?

And this form seems to be more human than her other less-than-entirely-human form; it looks as though she has normalish humanish legs still.
DilyV wrote:What method of controlling that have they given Kath?
So, you think that they've given her the key to police sirens?
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Re: Stay Calm 2014-04-25

Post by Fairportfan » Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:19 pm

sheik wrote:
Catawampus wrote:So, you think that they've given her the key to police sirens?
I think a good bullhorn would be sufficient.
If it really got bad something quieter would need to be used...jacking a shell into a pump shotgun.
Umm - i think you missed something there...
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Re: Stay Calm 2014-04-25

Post by Dave » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:03 pm

Fairportfan wrote:
sheik wrote:
Catawampus wrote:So, you think that they've given her the key to police sirens?
I think a good bullhorn would be sufficient.
If it really got bad something quieter would need to be used...jacking a shell into a pump shotgun.
Umm - i think you missed something there...
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Re: Stay Calm 2014-04-25

Post by AmriloJim » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:14 pm

<tangent>Since today's offering implies "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting." perhaps we can suggest that somebody's sister would sure look cute in braces and boots?</tangent>
(Oh, and please remember that the British use of braces would be as clothing accessories rather than orthodontic.)

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Re: Stay Calm 2014-04-25

Post by Aed » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:18 pm

Prester Fred wrote:Dude, would you please stop yelling? You're giving me a headache...
Mea culpa. The size of the post is adjusted to normal now. I have always associated ALL CAPS as the text equivalent of shouting and large print as a method for us with poorer eyesight to read the posts with a bit more ease. Objection noted.

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Re: Stay Calm 2014-04-25

Post by Aed » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:20 pm

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